Debate:If most Christians learned their religion from their parents, just like us Muslims, they will probably be hard to convert. So what can we do to save their souls?
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It's a tough one. --Horace 22:58, 3 April 2007 (EDT)
Before you all nuke me for asking this question, I just want to say that I asked it in good faith. If it is legitimate to ask about Christians converting Muslims, isn't it legitimate to ask about Muslims converting Christians? --Mathematica 03:28, 4 April 2007 (EDT)
- That was the point of this page. I took the title of another page and swapped Christians and Muslims. --Horace 03:33, 4 April 2007 (EDT)
- Dude, I thought I was the one who did that!! --Mathematica 03:38, 4 April 2007 (EDT)
- I think I see what happened. Look at the times after the signatures and the history. I created this one. You created the one that is prefaced by the word "Conservapedia:". Great minds think alike. --Horace 03:48, 4 April 2007 (EDT)
We can do nothing to save souls. Salvation requires grace. Grace comes exclusively from God and is defined as unearned favor. On must remember, however, that God is just. The God I believe in, for example, would not subject the souls of aborted babies to eternal torture simply because they never dotted the i's and crossed the t's and "accepted Christ". This same principle of justice would apply to people who lived in America before Columbus, for example, or for the Muslim woman who grew up in Yemen and was installed in a harem at age 14 where she lived in isolation until her death at age 49 never hearing the gospel. Teresita 09:34, 4 April 2007 (EDT)
Hmmm, yes, maybe we should sent more imams to the west, those poor people have been misled for centuries and many have never even heard of the Prophet, it's not their fault. We can still save them with the help of merciful Allah!
Perhaps we should send more missionaries to the mid-east, those poor peoples have been misled for centuries and many have never even heared of the Messiah, it's not their fault. We can still save them with the help of Christ. Capercorn 11:21, 3 July 2007 (EDT)
'misled'? are you sure that we are the ones that are misled? -hmusleh
- We tried that at the beginning of the last millenium, and look where it got us.--Charlesincharge 01:47, 25 July 2007 (EDT)
- And why exactly is Christianity more valid than Islam?--Tmcfulton 20:24, 13 November 2007 (EST)
The main difference is the concept of love. In Christianity, love is elevated other things such as faith and good works alone. Even going as far to say that God is love, as this characteristic sums up His essence. In Christianity Jesus is the example of leading a selfless life, sacrificing his life for others. Martyrdom has a somewhat different meaning in some other beliefs! Adam —The preceding unsigned comment was added by AdamB (talk) Although we believe 'God is on our side', we have respect for other faiths and don't necessarily think outside of the Church there is no salvation. A common view is that those who are ignorant of our religion but who are disposed to obey God and lead an honest upright life may be saved. You would expect a merciful God, who clearly sees the thoughts and heart of each person, to show mercy to those who are ignorant of Christ through no fault of their own. i.e. a person who has never read the Gospel. The biggest problem I think we face is people here who consciously reject the truth. Adam
um... respect for other faiths (crusades, inquisition) REALLY?, and i would expect a merciful god although god isn't really that mercy full, assuming that you believed in the bible here is some facts, Total number killed in the bible: God 2,391,421 Satan 10, and since im not quite sure how to make a footnote :( here is the link http://dwindlinginunbelief.blogspot.com/2006/09/satan-vs-god-past-and-future-killings.html, and if you think god is tolerant, here is a quote from the bible: If there be found among you ... that ... hath gone and served other gods, and worshipped them ... Then shalt thou ... stone them with stones, till they die. Deuteronomy 17:2-5 Greenmeanie 23:34, 19 May 2008 (EDT)